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Australia may be known for its Shiraz, but the rest of the world is catching up. jadepalmer/Flickr

Pass the shiraz: variety the spice of life for Australian wine growers

The world’s wine markets have become far more competitive over the past decade, but despite the competition, Australia’s mix of winegrape varieties is not very different from the rest of the world’s. Since…
Warmer temperatures, drier soil and changing management practices are causing wine grapes to ripen sooner. AAP/Jordan Chong

As grapes ripen faster, wine regions could lose their distinctive character

Wine grapes in Australia’s south are ripening on average 20 days earlier than they did in 1985, according to a study that attributes the trend to climate change, smaller harvests and improved technology…

Sour grapes may prevent Alzheimer’s

An antioxidant found in grapes may help prevent the development of Alzheimer’s disease, according to researchers at a US…

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